• Shanahan IG Report Expected this Week

    Shanahan IG Report Expected this Week0

    A DOD inspector general’s report reviewing whether Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has shown favor toward his former employer Boeing is expected to be completed by the end of the week, according to a CNN report. The investigation is examining if Shanahan violated his DOD ethics agreement by expressing preference for Boeing products in his

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  • Defense Spending to Increase for Fifth Consecutive Year

    Defense Spending to Increase for Fifth Consecutive Year0

    The Pentagon’s budget is expected to grow in 2020 for the fifth consecutive year as lawmakers push for increases despite recent pushback by congressional liberals and deficit hawks, according to a Washington Post report. The White House’s 2020 budget request includes $750 billion for defense, with deep domestic spending cuts to health care and education

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  • Trump Wants More Troops on Border as DOD Agrees to Find Housing for Migrants

    Trump Wants More Troops on Border as DOD Agrees to Find Housing for Migrants0

    President Trump said Wednesday that he intends to deploy more troops to the southern border, Military Times reported. The president said during a San Antonio stop that “horrible laws” prevent the military from being as aggressive as he wants. “Our military, don’t forget, can’t act like a military would act,” Trump said. “Because if they

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  • House Armed Services Committee Sets June Markups for NDAA

    House Armed Services Committee Sets June Markups for NDAA0

    The House Armed Services Committee will begin its markup of the fiscal 2020 National Defense Authorization Act in early June, according to a House Armed Services Committee press release. The markup begins June 4 with the subcommittees for Military Personnel, Seapower and Projection Forces, Tactical Air and Land Forces and Strategic Forces. The next day

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  • SASC Lawmakers Raise Doubts About Space Force Proposal

    SASC Lawmakers Raise Doubts About Space Force Proposal0

    Senators from both parties repeatedly questioned senior DOD officials Thursday about whether adding a sixth branch of the military would improve space operations. The Senate Armed Forces Committee meeting was the first formal hearing on the administration’s Space Force proposal, The Hill reported. “When we first heard about the proposal, I asked two simple questions:

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  • Army Defends Decision to End CH-47 Purchases

    Army Defends Decision to End CH-47 Purchases0

    Top Army officials testifying before House defense appropriators earlier this week defended the service’s decision to stop purchasing CH-47 Chinook helicopters, Military.com reported. Last year the Army pursued about $30 billion in budget savings to pay for the service’s modernization strategy over the next five years. The CH-47 cuts were among 186 cost savings ideas,

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